Thinking Beyond Just 2D/3D: Creating A Human-Centric Experience

Design Reality
Design Reality
Public group


111 SW 5th Ave #2700, Portland, OR 97204 · Portland, OR

How to find us

The elevator to the 27th floor opens at 5:30pm. Please do not attempt to come up before then, as the floor will be locked and you will get stuck in the elevator.

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This month we are exploring the future of UI/UX and more specifically moving away from thinking about "user" experience into thinking about creating human experience. Immersive technology design and development is going to be a rich field and now is the time to jump all in! The best part is that many of your current skills translate well into this new space. It is no longer about being just a 2D or 3D designer/developer, rather seeing that "design is design" and that it is up to all of us to create the experience we want.

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This month's event is being present by our Partner Torch! Torch is on a mission to transform the way applications are built and experienced. They focus on tools for artists, designers and developers who want to build immersive applications. Founded right here Portland, OR in 2017, Torch is striving to be an active part of our Immersive Tech Community. The Torch App is available now for iOS devices - Download and start creating your first augmented reality experience now! If you want to learn more about Torch, including their open positions, check them out at

Torch will also be providing a brand new iPad to raffle off during the event! One lucky winner gets to go home with a iPad and the Torch App, ready to start designing their own AR prototypes.

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Tera Hatfield
Design Director at Torch
We Are All 3D Designers Now:
How You Already Have the Skills Needed to Design in 3D

Kyle Bañuelos
CEO - Dot Dot Dash
Parallel Realities - merging physical and digital.

Ally Cappiello
Senior UX Strategist at Object Theory
UI/UX Experience Learned from Enterprise XR Clients

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5:30pm - Doors Open / Food / Drinks / Demos / Networking
6:30pm - Event/Talks Begin!
8:00pm - Networking
8:30pm - Event Ends and After Party at Portland City Grill

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make these events possible:

Perkins Coie represents market leaders in AR and VR technology, products, services and content. We assist our clients in raising capital for new ventures, protecting intellectual property, distribution, licensing, regulatory compliance and a wide variety of other legal services. Learn more

The Wild (formerly Wildspace) is a cloud-based, real-time collaboration platform for designers to create and share spatial design in VR and AR. Learn more at

STYLY is a a non-coding and browser-based VR content creation tool from Japan. The interface is so simple and easy to use that you literally need no prior knowledge of coding or development whatsoever. Jump in and explore this free tool to start creating within VR now!

New Relic provides the real-time insights that software-driven businesses need to innovate faster. We're hiring for a variety of positions in our Portland Headquarters, browse our open jobs and join us!

MarketTecNexus develops adaptive growth strategies that help companies become future-ready by providing the right systems, tools, and expertise. Services include business process re-engineering, technology assessment, market validation, and more.

Reflective Brands is a portland based creative agency helping shape companies brands and culture. Storytellers by trade, they work to weave a thread between all of your marketing needs. From graphic design and web development, to interactive media and AR/VR, they are your one stop shop for all creative needs.

If the ticket prices of $10-20 is preventing you from attending our events, please reach out directly to Joshua for volunteer and scholarship opportunities. We want everyone to be able to attend our events regardless of financial barriers. Email - [masked]